Jets re-sign defenceman Keaton Ellerby

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Keaton Ellerby skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Dallas...

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Keaton Ellerby skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on March 24, 2014. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:34 PM ET

In an interesting turn of events, the Winnipeg Jets are bringing back Keaton Ellerby after allowing him to leave as an unrestricted free agent last month.

Ellerby, who was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings last November, had two goals and six points in 51 games with the Jets last season.

However, by not issuing a qualifying offer to Ellerby (who was a restricted free agent), the defenceman from Strathmore, Alta. became an unrestricted free agent.

Roughly three weeks later, Ellerby is returning to the Jets on a one-year, two-way deal that pays him $700,000 in the NHL.

Ellerby, who was chosen 10th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, has four goals and 26 points in 211 NHL games with the Jets, Panthers and Kings.

Earlier on Thursday, the Jets announced that video coordinator/coach Tony Borgford was leaving the organization to join the Edmonton Oilers.


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